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Digital identity startup Cambridge Blockchain is opening a new office in Paris.

The Massachusetts-based firm is setting up shop at at a startup campus founded by Partech Ventures, which invested in Cambridge Blockchain's $2 million funding round earlier this year.

That the startup would move to establish a more solid presence in Europe is perhaps unsurprising. Cambridge Blockchain has looked to the financial sector as the primary market for its digital identity solutions, with a particular focus on Europe.

In May, Cambridge Blockchain announced that it was working with LuxTrust, a major digital identity firm backed by the government of Luxembourg, on a new blockchain-powered platform. That relationship with Luxembourg is deepening, as Cambridge Blockchain today said that it was joining the Infrachain initiative, a nonprofit group formed earlier this year by a number of companies with the backing of the country's government.

Other members include LuxTrust and professional services firms KPMG and Deloitte, among others. With Cambridge Blockchain's inclusion, that effort has now expanded beyond Luxembourg.

"Thanks to the support of Partech Ventures and Infrachain, we are positioned to tackle the banking industry’s greatest threat: the cost of regulatory compliance," Matthew Commons, Cambridge Blockchain's CEO, said in a statement.

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